I love being at home. The holidays are here. The family time is plenty. I’ve got my parents’ pantry at my disposal and have been making good use of it. [Their garbage disposal at my disposal, too; it’s quite the luxury.]
I’ve been eating the exact same thing for breakfast every day this week. It’s been so nice to have time every morning to sit, enjoy a cup (or three) of coffee with my mom, and enjoy a delicious and special bowl of oats.
Here’s what’s inside:
Regular Overnight Oats, which contain:
1/3 C oats
1/2 C milk (plus maybe a little more water if it’s needed)
1 T flax meal
1/2 mashed banana
Vanilla extract, pinch of salt, a drop of maple syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon
Natural PB (unsalted)
dried figs, chopped
candied ginger, chopped
shredded coconut – raw or toasted*
*Funny Story. I tried making raw macaroons in the oven and they were a complete failure. Catastrophic. But I scraped the salvageable, toasty, sweet coconut bits off of the pan and have been sprinkling them on my oats. I love kitchen failures that work to my advantage.
People say things like this all the time but this is THE MOST DELICIOUS BREAKFAST I’VE EVER EATEN and I can’t wait to eat it again tomorrow. The combination of the candied ginger (get the “healthier” kind with just ginger and raw sugar) and the peanut butter is ridiculous. Anything coconut, I love. The figs are sweet and chewy. It’s perfect.
And, of course, not eating breakfast at a cubicle is a serious luxury. The best part about being at home is simply the little, every-day moments I get to spend with my family. They’re rare and should be treasured. And they should be celebrated with fancy – but healthy! – breakfasts such as this. Especially while perusing the globe for upcoming travel destinations….
Merry Christmas Eve Eve, everyone!